CMS modifies proposed changes to E/M codes, delays implementation until 2021

FierceHealthIT

While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services moved ahead with parts of its plan to consolidate codes for Medicare patient visits, it made changes in response to the thousands of comments it received from doctors who worried that the plan would cut revenues for physicians who care for Medicare patients with complicated health conditions

Medicare Appeals Backlog Reduced 20%

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Medicare Advantage organizations (MAOs) continue to do a poor job of maintaining accurate provider directories—and it’s landing some in hot water with the federal government. The post Medicare Appeals Backlog Reduced 20% appeared first on BHM Healthcare Solutions.

ONC Report: States with High Proportion of EPCS Users Have Fewer Opioids Claims Per Prescriber

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Electronic prescribing of controlled substances to be mandated in Medicare Part D in 2021

Being Transparent About Healthcare Transparency – My Post on the Medecision Blog

Health Populi

With new rules emanating from the White House this month focusing on health care price transparency, health care costs are in the spotlight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Bowing to physician pressure, CMS delays visit code changes

Henry Kotula

Yesterday the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS ), announcing they will delay implementation of changes to physician evaluation and management (E&M) codes until 2021.

New Diabetes Bill Signed into Law by President Trump

Insulin Nation

The commission will include the heads of agencies whose mission is impacted by diabetes care; this includes the usual suspects like the CDC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, but also agencies like the Department of Defense and the Department of Agriculture.